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Scared: May need a pancreas transplant

Transplants | Last Active: Oct 28, 2019 | Replies (12)

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Hi again, @lovette26 Another lovely picture!
I am very concerned that your doctor has given up on you. Why would he say such a thing? It sounds from here and from what you posted in the other discussion, as if you are adhering to a diabetic diet, and you mention exercise — perhaps you could increase the exercise, it is very helpful also.

I would seek out another opinion, preferably from a doctor associated with a major medical center. They tend to be the most well-informed because they see so many patients with so many problems. I presume you are not in the Boston area. Joslin Clinic there is I believe the foremost diabetes facility in the country — "Joslin Diabetes Center is the world's largest diabetes research center, diabetes clinic, and provider of diabetes education."

I wish I/we could advise you better but we too are patients and sharing our experiences, we are not experts and most of us have not worked in medical fields. Do feel free to ask questions though if there is anything that might help you with doing the most you can for your diabetes. That's what we are here for.
I look forward to hearing more from you.
JK

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I had the gastric sleeve i lost 72 pounds my weight is still down i walk eight hours a day im a merchandiser and the pool 3 days a week my PANCREAS just is being lazy. I fast twice a week just water i don't eat starch i don't drink sodas. I have learned a little about having this pump on when my numbers get to 150 i turn my pump off it stays there then when it goes up a little i turn it back on. And when i eat i take the correct amount of insulin.